Carniaster Blake and Zonneveld 2004 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatacea

Full reference: D. B. Blake and J.-P. Zonneveld. 2004. Carniaster orchardi new genus and species (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), the first Triassic asteroid from Western Hemisphere. Journal of Paleontology 78(4):723-730

Parent taxon: Valvatacea according to D. B. Blake and J.-P. Zonneveld 2004

Sister taxa: Notomyotida, Paxillosida, Valvatida

Subtaxa: Carniaster orchardi

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Type: Carniaster orchardi

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Pardonet Hill Patch Reef in Baldonnel Fm. (Triassic of British Columbia)

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